Class Action & Mass Torts


Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partners Jennifer Riley and Alex Karasik and associate Emilee Crowther with their discussion of 2023 developments and trends in data breach action litigation as detailed in the recently published Duane Morris Data Breach Class Action Review – 2024.
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The Roundup is a monthly publication that covers the previous month’s notable class action decisions from federal appellate courts, as well as notable Supreme Court cert petitions related to class actions.
Fifth Circuit
Dixon v. D.R. Horton, Inc. – D.R. Horton removed a Louisiana state court class action against it to federal court, invoking CAFA

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley
Duane Morris Takeaways: Data breaches are becoming increasingly common and detrimental to companies. The scale of data breach class actions “exploded” in 2023, as companies faced copycat and follow-on lawsuits across multiple jurisdictions. The combined value of the top 10 settlements across all areas of class-action

Duane Morris Takeaway: This week’s episode of the Class Action Weekly Wire features Duane Morris partners Jerry Maatman and Jennifer Riley and associate Greg Tsonis with their discussion of wage & hour class and collective action litigation over the past 12 months as detailed in the recently published Duane Morris Wage & Hour Class And

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Alex W. Karasik, and Nicolette J. Zulli
Duane Morris Takeaways: In Ayala v. Nissan N. Am., Inc., No. 23-11027, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 2965 (11th Cir. Feb. 8, 2024), the Eleventh Circuit unanimously upheld a District Court’s decision granting Nissan’s motion for summary judgment in a wage & hour class

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) is a new federal law that became effective on January 1, 2024. Aiming to provide law enforcement with the tools and information to detect, prevent, and punish financial misconduct via business entities, this new law requires certain businesses to report “Beneficial Ownership Information” (or BOI) to the US Department

By Eden E. Anderson, Rebecca Bjork, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
Duane Morris Takeaways: On February 15, 2024, the Judge Harry Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion to compel arbitration in Hoeg et al. v. Samsung Electronics of America, Inc., Case No. 23-CV-1951 (N.D. Ill. Feb.